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making news in america this morning -- high stakes. >> late-night talks to reach a deal go nowhere. with the clock ticking, can washington keep the country from defaulting on its bills? ready, set, sweat. it's a summer scorcher. with dangerously high temperatures for millions today. and how about this, great white fright? shark sightings keeping swimmers on shore at one of the country's most popular summer playgrounds. good morning. the president and top lawmakers are facing a serious time crunch. now they have just 21 days to resolve the debt crisis. and, if not, the nation would default on its financial >> the two sides talked again at
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the white house today after meeting last night produced no breakthrough. karen travers is joining us with more on the high stakes involved. >> reporter: good morning. last night the president once again ruled out a short-term agreement totoaise the debt ceiling and republicans are saying that there's just not enough time to work out a big deal. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to come up with a deal to raise the nation's credit limit. lawmakers are at a standoff over how to tackle the deficit and prevent the nation from defaulting on its debt. the major sticking point -- taxes. president obama's plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. to do that the president and the democrats are calling for some tax increases. by closing tax loopholes for some businesses. that's a nonstarter for republicans. >> we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> reporter: republicans are pushing for cuts to medicare and
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social security. president obama told lawmakers last night he's prepared to put social security on the table but some democratic lawmakers say no way. >> house democrats aren't supporting any cuts in benefits for social security or medicare. >> reporter: the obama administration is warning of dire consequences of what would happen if it reaches the debt ceiling. president obama will hold a press conference later this morning and will once again meet with congressional leaders. officials say they're going to keep meeting until they reach a deal. peggy and daniel. >> karen, thank you so much. well, also in washington, getting tough with pakistan, the administration is suspending aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden at his pakistani hide-out. heat advisories and warnings
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are in effect for more than a dozen states. unbearable conditions for millions of americans. temperatures are soaring past the 100-degree mark. across the plains. heat advisories in effect from texas to the east coast. more now from abc's barbara pinto. >> reporter: the country's midsection is suffocating under a sticky, hot blanket of misery. >> smash the old record. of 106, topping off at 110. >> this afternoon, just hot and humid. >> so far, hot air. >> reporter: in oklahoma city, omaha and minneapolis, uncomfortable and dangerous. in milwaukee, organizers called off this half marathon after runners collapsed. >> some people were kind of passing out. >> reporter: this is the 12th straight day of 100-degree temperatures in oklahoma city. the 20th so far this season. wichita falls has spent 36 of the past 38 days in the tripip digits. >> plenty of fluids. keep a little shade on your head. that will help. >> where were you going to go
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right now? >> head over to wet willy's. that will help, too. >> reporter: there are 14 states under heat advisories tonight. that number expected to grow as all of this dangerous weather moves east. this, and we are only three weeks into summer. barbara pinto, abc news. now the heat wave could send dallas into triple digits for the tenth straight day. some of the other numbers, kansas city up to 95. indianapolis, 94. chicago, 92. near 90 for much of the northeast. 93 in new orleans. mostly 90s from albuquerque to boise. stormy weather with hail and gusty winds from south da koe too ta to western pennsylvania. popup showers and thunderstorms for the gulf coast. heavy rain in the four corners region and heat advisories from texas to ohio. >> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, people escaping the heat on cape cod are thinking twice about the taking a dip after sightings of great white sharks. at least three have been spotted in the past week on the atlantic side of the cape. no beaches have been closed yet.
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but lifeguards are making sure that swimmers don't go up too far. >> going in the water? >> i have been in. >> you have been in, you went in today? >es. >> did you go all of the way in? >> enough. >> biologists tagged six great white sharks last summer. the sharks feed on seals in the area. we'll have more later on "good morning america." in russia, nine bodies have been pulled from the water after an overloaded cruise ship sank in the river. as distraught relatives await word on their loved ones, dozens of people remain missing this morning. ship was designed to carry a maximum of 120 people, but there were 185 onboard. so far 80 of them have been rescued. more people may have been buried under the wreckage in after a deadly train accident i. the passenger train derailed. published reports said that the train operator slammed on the
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emergency brakes to avoid hitting cattle on the tracks. in alabama, a plane crash has taken the lives of a flori couple and their five children. the plane developed engine trouble. the family was flying back saturday to make it in time for church. >> former first lady betty ford will be remember tomorrow. her casket will travel to michigan for a private burial saturday. thursday, alongside her husband in grand rapids. she died at the age of 93. a piece of space junk may be on a collision course with shuttle atlants, the debris from a 1970 satellite is expected to come dangerously close to the astronauts tomorrow. it's too early to say whether atlantis will have to be moved out of the way. >> if something barreling
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towards you, you want to get out it is give-away day, details on some of these free refreshments. that's coming up. and the interview that has the nation talking. diane sawyer with kidnapped jaycee dugard. crashes and carnage at the tour de france. and carnage at the tour de france.
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overseas markets are losing ground after last week's disappointing u.s. jobs report.
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tokyo nikkei's average lost 68 points. hong kong's hang seng is off about 236 points. in london the ftse opened lowered too. on wall street the dow gained 74 points last week. the nasdaq index picked up 44. billionaire rupert murdoch is in crisis mode. he's now in london where a tabloid scandal is threateningn his media empire. his paper news of thor good yes. folded for good yesterday. brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into systeml system to get their famously sensational stories. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. for a british tv s svice. so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor.
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mixed with a little cola. all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after its second weekend, it took in $261 million. transformers added $47 million this weekend. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $21 million. >> a re-life counterpart to george clooney's character from the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. tom stuker did that. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get upgraded and united has named a plane after him. pretty impressive. does he have to pay the baggage fees? >> he told npr he used to be so scared of flying he couldn't get on a plane, now he can't get off a plane. >> that is incredible. talk about getting over it by just getting on the plane.
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now, next on this monday -- a boy falls 40 feet down a well and his dad springs into action. >> it ends all well. plus, is it one of the greatest soccer matches ever? a huge comeback for team usa. >> fantastic match. and what a cleaning crew found onboard a plane shocked even the tsa. we'll explain coming up. a plane shocked even the tsa. we'll explain coming up. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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coast and on i-95 through florida. rain drenches i-15 and i-5 and i-90 around seattle. if you're flying today, there could be airport delays in detroit, chicago, atlanta, miami, phoenix and las vegas. jaycee dugard, the kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two decades is now sharing details about her ordeal. >> dugard spoke exclusively to abc's diane sawyer. >> reporter: jaycee dugard, finally free after 18 years. her first interview. she tells us she never stopped thinking of the mother she loved. >> i would cry every day and be hardest when i would think about her and what she was doing and then trying to convince myself she was better without me. >> reporter: and worried you'd forget. >> worried that i'd forget what she looked like or what she sounded like.
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would she forget me? >> reporter: she had her first baby by her captor in a backyard. so, august 18th, 1994, you're how old? >> 14. >> reporter: you're in labor, and there's nobody there. >> i didn't know i was in labor, but yeah. but i was still locked at that time. just -- scared. >> reporter: 60 times, parole officers would come to the house where she was being held. never look, never find her. in the end, two watchful women, campus police officers, spotted something wrong. and 18 years later, a stunning reunion, with the mother who loves her, but remembers something she forgot to do for her child that day 18 years ago. >> i had been late to work three
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monday mornings in a row, and i was focused on myself, trying to get myself out that door so i wouldn't be late for work. and i chose not to go in and kiss my girls good-bye that morning. wanting to be on time. and -- for 18 years, i kick myself for not kissing my baby good-bye. >> that's heart wrenching. jaycee told diane that leaving was never an option. she said that mind manipulation combined with the physical abuse proved to be overwhelming obstacles. she's getting help from a social worker to learn the activities of a daily activities. there will be much more of this remarkable story coming up on "good morning america." investigators are trying to figure out how a stun gun made its way on a jetblue flight
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undetected. a cleaning crew discovered t th weapon tucked into the back of a seat, after the flight landed in ne newark, new jersey. there's no indication that the en recently fired. a little boy in ohio is back in the arms of his father after plunging 40 feet down a well. 3-year-old dylan mccoy fell through the well near the family home near canton. he managed to stay afloat in ten feet of water. as his dad climbed down to save him. >> i just told him to calm down. it's going to be allllight. that daddy's coming. stop crying. it's going to be okay. >> my heart was down there with him. i didn't know what to do. i didn't know what to think. >> now father and son both ended up stuck at the bottom of the well. then firefighters came to the rescue. luckily dydyn learned to swim this summer. >> rest and recovery on the agenda for riders of the tour de
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france, after a grueling day that saw many bruised. the world class cyclists are ready for anything but maybe not this. being hit by a car. he was sent flying by a tv car. he falls off his bike, tumbling into a barbed wire fence. both riders did manage to finish the race. >> team usa celebrating an e ec victory at the women's world cup in germany. they delivered a stinging defeat to brazil. in an action-packed quarterfinal match. now they're setting their sights on the french. bob holtzman has highlights. >> reporter: this will be the snapshot that people remember. but this was the play that won the match. a hope solo save. that allowed the americans to advance. >> i had a feeling on that third kicker that i was going to outplay her for that moment. i think confidence goes a long way. >> going into the penalty kicks, we got hope, we're good. we knew that she's going to save one.
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we kept saying that. >> she's unbelievable. that's why she's hope solo. that's why she's the best goalkeeper hands down. >> reporter: the dramatic save may never happened had her first save counted. almost 90 minutes after the match, the u.s. still wasn't sure why. >> i didn't even realize what was going on. i made the save. i saw my family. i was cheering. i was celebrating. i was excited. and then i turned back around in my goal, and they're lined up for another kick. >> we still don't know what the explanation was. hope didn't look like she moved. they said encroachment, but they didn't say who. >> reporter: with less than 72 hours, the u.s. must turn the page quickly, forward abby wambach said that won't be a problem. she said that we want to reach our dreams and france is in the way.
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in dresden, germany, bob holtzman. >> fantastic match. >> stories that we'll be watching coming up next. >> including the bizarre break-in this weekend at david letterman's studio. break-in this weekend at david letterman's studio. ssion. and although you've been on an antidepressant for at least six weeks, you're frustratete that your depressive symptoms are still with you. seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder. for many, taking seroquel xr with an antidepressant was proven more effective than an antidepressant alone for treating unresolved symptoms of depression. talk to your doctor about seroquel xr. then visit for a free trial offer. call your doctor if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children,teens, and young adults. elderly dementia patients taking seroquel xr have an increased risk of death. call your doctor if you have fever, stiff muscles, and confusion,
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the stifling heat wave, heat advisories have been issued for at least 16 states from texas to ohio. and into the northeast. many cities are in for another day of triple digits and record highs. and lifeguards on cape cod are keeping an eye on great white sharks. no beaches are closed. but most people are stage on the sand. the firefighter who suffered fatal injury trying to catch a foul ball will be laid to rest today. shannon stone died on thursday. his fall was watched by his 6-year-old son at the game. representatives from the team will attend the funeral. david letterman will tape as usual this afternoon, despite a break-in at the studio.. police say that a 22-year-old man vandalized the doors to the ed sullivan studio. the letterman set was not touched. for some of you your local news is next. >> for everybody else, the royal red carpet t tr of tinseltown.
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next, second time in a week investigating a shooting on a popular east bay walking trail. and a shooting as employs a search for a suspect this morning. they are calling a daly city school and why a fire is suspicious. mike nicco has our forecast. >> cooling forecast, in fact the temperatures will get cooler before a warming trend this weekend. i'll tell you about the finally this morning, will and kate's whirlwind trip to california. >> they headed home after visiting disadvantaged kids and also rubbing shoulders with hollywood royalty. abc's bob woodruff
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>> reporter: on this final day of their north american tour, a greeting fit for rock stars. >> oh, my goodness. >> i shook his hand. it was so exciting. look at them shaking. >> they were shaking hands. they were talking to the children. they were accepting their flowers. they're just lovely. >> reporter: and then, for the first time of the trip, the duchess responded to a reporter's question. >> how is your first trip to the u.s.? >> really enjoyed it. thank you veryryuch. >> reporter: it's been an action-packed three days in california. william wowed the polo fans in santa barbara, scoring four goals and leading his team to victory. the prize was even sweeter. the biggest stars in tinseltown were out, all here to take in the royals. >> forget all the hollywood names. we've got the big ones tonight. our very own british royal family. >> reporter: at a visit to an inner-city art school, there was playful banter between the couple. asasate worked her brush over the canvas, william turned and softly asked his bride, "what the heck is that?"
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and then, one last appearance with u.s. veterans and their families. with one good swipe at his brother, harry. >> and in that, i include my low-flying apache, very average brother. as a partner in today's event. >> reporter: right after that speech, the couple just disappeared behind this wall and put together these packages that for the children for those u.s. soldiers who are still serving. they are their way back to england. this trip is finally over. >> let's see, they have a sense of humor. they seem down to earth. >> they're gorgeous. >> are we sure they're the royal family? >> we're happy for them. it's nice. a bit of a change for monarchy. more modern, that's nice. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay tuned for "good morning america," that's ahead. be sure to have a great monday. try to stay cool. a hot one everywhere. erywhere.
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